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SFGTV
Oct 9, 2012 7:00pm PDT
. where we see how hard we can -- to get the avalos, and then here, ross mirkarimi, of course our great star, and john avalos again. because the continued renters alert for evictions, and that's why we want to let you know that and support us. well, b,é anyway, i know i put e other!)v but my -- i have a letter of su# the cultural office. and you will,4[úá also would lio read what i said if i don't -- if you don't understanduhu0l me. the following are my most importanto' messages. please respect and protect the will of theo8lv voters. and please respect and protect ross, eliana and -- mirkarimi. they have been&1" abused and yu should not let this abusebue continue. >> president chiu: thank you thank you very much. it goes fast.i zif and i need to enforce the two minute rule so that every member to speak. appreciate your respecting that time limit. thank you. katherine howard. to make. i have worked with ross mirkarimi on city issues. i believe he will be annr/hi excellent sheriff. i encourage you to reinstate him. i am appalled by the witchó2mot in the press. it is a disgrace.
SFGTV
Oct 11, 2012 8:30am PDT
that there was more to this than ross mirkarimi decided to plead to misdemeanor, false imprisonment. it seemed a case against him was settled and he was willing to listening to eliana. removed him from office without pay for official misconduct. this was an unprecedented decision madeuuá÷ by an executie official in the history of san francisco politics. one individual. no official misconducl occurred while he was in office as sheriff. by his action, ed lee has suppressed my vote. i decided then to work to reinstate ross mirkarimi, to his elected office as sheriff. i have since become friends with both ross mirkarimi and elian eliana -- excuse me and their son, theo. they're a loving couple. i call on you to do the right thing and vote to reinstate ross mirkarimi. reinstate my vote. >> president chiu: thank you. next speaker. >> supervisors, my name is ed cinchly. i live and vote in district 9. am very happy to have an excellent supervisor in district 9. last week, the elected delegates of service employees international union local 1021, which represents 13,000 workers here in san
SFGTV
Oct 10, 2012 3:30am PDT
. >> members of the board of supervisors, ray hartz, director of san francisco open government. ross mirkarimi was elected our sheriff. he was sworn as our sheriff. he is our sheriff. that is the sum of the facts. the only thing that stands between him and his ability to carry out the duties of his office is this body. trust the citizens of san francisco. we elected ross. and if we want him removed, we are not shy. if you put him back in office, we have recourse, and that is to petition for recall, an the citizens of this city have done it before. if they feel it is appropriate, they will do it again. do not substitute your judgment for the will of the people. secondly, i respect all of the opinions here as i've told you many times before. people have relating to domestic violence. but i will ask youey/@v to consr this. if you decide to remove sheriff mirkarimi based on what has happened inñdk this particular case, which of you is safe from similar charges for any who somehow decide that if they can't get to you in some other way, they willuuÑ simply use a shove or a push or a harsh word f
SFGTV
Oct 10, 2012 5:00am PDT
that you remove sheriff ross mirkarimi. thank5#%[ you. >> president chiu: thank you. next ;íòer. >> good evening. my name isqi>lv richard roarman, a 40 year resident of san francisco and a 20 year residen┌ of district 5. and the only thing i cannot sup02 mr. mirkarimi when he's been elected, and i voted for him, elected+j to uphold the office, and administer some law thatÑr÷ he's been presumed guilty of. and medicine elianaieou also, i want to say if you don't tell the postman that you're vacation to venezuela, the post office will not know to hold your mail. we did7dn+ this. had it not come to the media everything would have sailed through! have had his job. thank you. >> president chiu: thanks. next speaker. >> my name is bradley weedmiv)il executive board of seiu. i hope you will standc%gx up for the rights of the citizens of san francisco to choose their sheriff. the caseñ does not rise to the point of removing him. i have suffered morewywÑí violence from this city demonstrating peacefully
FOX
Oct 10, 2012 6:00pm PDT
to figure out what caused the explosion. >>> embattled san francisco sheriff ross mirkarimi is back on the job tonight after a fight against ethic charges. ktvu's david stevenson is live where his return could be tricky. >> reporter: mayor ed lee had harsh words today as the sheriff moved to transition back into his job. >> reporter: ross mirkarimi said he was ready to reconcile with the city departments. >> it is a new day. we want to move forward, mend fences. >> reporter: mayor ed lee suspended him. the votes of four supervisors enabled ross mirkarimi to regain the job. >> i believe that they sought out an excuse for an inexcusable act that was confirmed by the criminal courts. >> reporter: mayor ed lee said there are hard feelings between his office and ross mirkarimi. >> this city requires us to work together. i will continue doing that. >> i look forward to working with the mayor, and the district attorney. >> reporter: ross mirkarimi says his experience over the last 9 months will make him a more effective sheriff for everyone. >> i want to reach out and plan to in a direct a
FOX
Oct 10, 2012 5:00pm PDT
for ross mirkarimi. >> reporter: ross mirkarimi arrived at his office at 3:00 p.m. this afternoon. >> new day. we want to move forward. mend fences. >> reporter: his first appearance since he was suspended in march. board of supervisors put him back in the post last night. >> this could have been avoided by ross mirkarimi not having engaged in the conduct he was engaged in. >> reporter: mayor ed lee made clear the tension ahead. >> we are fulfilling our obligation to work together. >> i took the mayor seriously when he was on the stand under oath he said that can he work with me upon being reinstated and his answer was yes. >> reporter: ross mirkarimi is meeting with the interim sheriff. >> a lot of issues, reports that are coming due. work on realignment. >> reporter: and we confirmed ross mirkarimi will receive 7 months worth of back pay, separate from his salary. david stevenson, ktvu channel 2 news. >> and now that he has his job back he is facing a new challenge, coming up, what the district attorney is asking ross mirkarimi to do when he returns to his job. >>> san francisco police
SFGTV
Oct 2, 2012 3:00pm PDT
. >>> good afternoon, president chiu and board members. i'm here to speak on behalf of ross mirkarimi. we won't forget how supervisor mirkarimi fought hard for public safety and how he coauthored legislation. we won't forget how ross worked closely with domestic violence groups before this incident took place. we won't forget how domestic violence groups chose not to hear aliana lopez on the truth. we won't forget how they separated a family for seven months. we won't forget how the mayor intentionally used his rarely used provision of the city charter to suspend ross from his job and take him out. we won't forget how 150 women [speaker not understood] to support him. will you? please reinstate ross mirkarimi. thank you. (applause) >>> good afternoon, honorable supervisors. i want to thank you for all that you do. i am in fear of democracy. if we elect you, how do we know you will stay in office and not be sent to the ethics commission? how can you as peers and coworkers [speaker not understood]? aren't you concerned about the precedence this may cause by putting you in the glass house and ma
SFGTV
Oct 10, 2012 3:00am PDT
of ross mirkarimi. because we need his leadership yesterday. i want to ask a question perhaps to invoke a little bit of humor. i wonder who is the biggest liar, mayor edwin lee, the san francisco chronicle, or mitt romney. >> president chiu: next speaker please. >> hi. my name is kathy black, executive director ofwc]%u la ca de los madres. the facts matter.41q$ the sheriff admitting a violent act against his wife.#[t he pled guilty to false imprisonment in a domestic violence quais. we have not been surprised by the minimize of the injury and unwillingness to takeÑ2 responsibility and blaming others. in front of you today we stand for victim(abq safety. it is also up to us to stand matter what paths they choose to take. accountability. the facts stand, sheriff mirkarimi pled guilty" to abusig his wife and as a result he is unfit to serve as sheriff. two outá]rcz three san franciscs in a recent poll indicated that office. i urge you to uphold the findings of the ethicsóí7? commission. thank you very much. thank you. >> president chiu: thank you. next shnllr. int>> withg#f] all du
SFGTV
Oct 10, 2012 2:30am PDT
from their partners. if ross mirkarimi is not removed from office after admitting abusing his wife it9]8x would definitely stop women from reporting, especially immigrant women, who already scared to ask for help. because of their immigrant status. i have a big problem,t??xy i men i've been listening to everybody saying that it was just a bruise, he just grabbed her. i have a problem with that. what do i tell my clients, go back, it was just a bruise, i have a big problem with that. i wouldn't begb4ih doing what im doing now if i told this to myw clients. so please, i urge you to remove ross mirkarimi. thank you. >> hello. my name is -- i am a domest!z violence advocate. i work with victims to report that are sometimes afraid to report. concerned that failing to hold mirkarimi responsible for his actions will have a silencing2íç effect on survivors citywide and beyond. i believe that they wouldubv beo scared to come forward, and even more so in cases where victims stay in danger, inb situation. please, i urge you to remove ross mirkarimi fromx@Ñ office as victims rights could b
SFGTV
Oct 11, 2012 8:00am PDT
on with ross mirkarimi because we see that a hard-working man, somebo$6ó6with a lot of new ideas to make the system better for the jails,$swr keeping the crime off the street, and everything, is being punished more than what he hasgñ done. yes, he lost probably, you know, his cool, and he grabdly his wie hand. that's not good. i'm not saying that's good. bad of a crime that you take somebody who is working veryuu/q hard, very hard to get where he is right now. he's done great thingsb)ha 91juu know, city hall. now he has great past for being ayjó5í sheriff. take him away because of that? i mean did he beat his wife? did hiswnufy wife call 911? did they have a big fight? he grab his wife to stop and i'm married. these things happen. would i like; be irresponsible0r)és because -- responsible person because i do that? no. because this is not what he does as a sheriff. he does apam) lot more. he has done so much for san francisco. hard, for every minority, for him anymore. my son, who is going to be a lawyer soon, and he'sf disappointed. this is about justice. it's about doing the right t
SFGTV
Oct 12, 2012 6:00pm PDT
've been asked by them to come and u speak to you about ross mirkarimi and his reinstatement. the american immigration lawyers association's local chapter was recently rebuked as many of you mayyzó know, by governor brown with respect to the trust act which was overcome by the veto. and one of the reasons that i'm here tonight is because ross mirkarimi has oui5ój stood for immigrant rights. many people voted for ross mirkarimi because of his supportukb for immigrant rights, because when it comes to being a sheriff inoiuhÑ this town it is the immigrants that matter, and our policy towards immigration and customs enforcement. and i'm here to talk to you about that4l$ujáju because i voted for ross mirkarimi. and my voteuiby matters. and each of you have a responsibility, undern?çew the charter, and i know you take it very seriouslykid. please take into considerationéó; not just what you have to do tonight, but wú]/dit means to the people of the city and county of san fraqtf=9ñ because after you vote, the vote you
SFGTV
Oct 11, 2012 7:00am PDT
to so please reinstate ross mirkarimi,Ñér reinstate the dignity of the woman, reinstate the justice in san francisco. thank >> president chiu: thank you. next speaker#mj;c. >> hi. my name is jim and let me5zoñ bn by saying ross and elanea are we came to know ross as our supervisor and understood his intelligence, passion, and capacity to accomplish great things. all of us, human, and therefore noted p perfect. that brings us to the restorativei's justice issue tht ross supports, our da supports, supposedly everybody supports, theodoaç idea is that you're sud to acknowledge wrong-doing, you're supposed toúhlz apologiz, you're supposed to make amends to the injured party that are the goal is to return to societ and be fruitful and productive, and go forward. that's what we're asking5s)÷ yoo do for ross. we need him as our sheriff. obviously, from the comments eliana is very satisfied that he has made amends, and she has made it very clear how she wants this to go forward. so since we are all human, we all do make a mistakes. i'll repeat the quote that was given earlier, let he w
SFGTV
Oct 12, 2012 4:00pm PDT
that they believe ross mirkarimi has done as supervisor of his district. we've heard many times about how the impetus to remove him is a witch hunt or politically motivated. these are both irrelevant and a distractions. it esessential to remember that ross mirkarimi pleaded guilty to a domestic violence crime. do to the nature of his crime it is neither possible or appropriate to fulfill his duties as sheriff especially as he's still serving his sentence. as supervisors it is your responsibility to keep the best interests of your residents of your district at the forefront. i would riek to remind you, it has been overwhelmingly shown the majority of san franciscans from each district believe ross mirkarimi should be removed from office. i urge you to stay true to your word to represent the citizens of san francisco and listen to what they are saying. the citiz=!x' of san francisco want safety and accountability from their elected officials. i urge you to show san franciscans that you take the crime of domestic violencef seriously and to show the country that san francisco, a city nationa
SFGTV
Oct 9, 2012 6:00am PDT
. there is a big conflict of interest here because many of you have served with supervisor ross mirkarimi in the past. president chiu, honorable board of supervisors, i thank you for your time. >> thank you very much. next speaker. >>> my name is eugene gordon, jr. homosapien gender [speaker not understood], in contempt of humanity. not long after 17 76 u.s. constitutional convention, majority leadership by ballot republican/democratic parties, quote, articles in addition to and amendment to about the constitution of the united states of america pursuant to fifth article of original constitution, "article 1" that exercise a language [speaker not understood] relative to more liberties, historically has proven legislative action and actual capital currency [speaker not understood] ranked by do collide. we are in fact manipulation of freedom at the same time recognition by ballot for [speaker not understood] intervention which surrounds sovereign nations with military basis by us of a as of 2012. this reading given two minutes. [speaker not understood] maneuvers of contempt would believe thi
SFGTV
Oct 12, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. and one ofjñ the things he was saying that he knows ross mirkarimi and+s4!i recently he met ross and it was eliana's first day and ross tolda year he had over 400 people there to. and this time he was alone, trying to talk to thezu venezuela, basically in a nutshell. anybody else wanted to add anything÷$= else? >> [speaking spanish] --}÷ english not very good. that's okay. >> president chiu: you'veí w had your two minutes and our rules in the board chambers, if someone could translate or one member translate what you've stated%&ot. great. and we will do that?r. excuse me please. one person speaking in the chamber at a time. wez ma'am. would you like to speak? >>o,o q yes. i want to say something. i believe in the family. i believe in rossm by mirkarimi. and what did happen it wasn't by domestic7@.já t it was a misunderstand. and please respect ourjzbñ vote. this happen did not destroy him. also, it destroy please think about it and reinstate him. we r366y our sheriff back. thank you very much. >>
SFGTV
Oct 9, 2012 5:30pm PDT
 clients. so please, i urge you to remove ross mirkarimi. thank you. >> hello. my name is -- i am a domest!z violence advocate. i work with victims to report that are sometimes afraid to report. concerned that failing to hold mirkarimi responsible for his actions will have a silencing2íç effect on survivors citywide and beyond. i believe that they wouldubv beo scared to come forward, and even more so in cases where victims stay in danger, inb situation. please, i urge you to remove ross mirkarimi fromx@Ñ office as victims rights could be held in the balance. things that i hear. you know, we do really hard work with this kindt?1(÷ when they ce in and ask for our support, for really hard every day, to keep them safe. we needb%8Ñy someone to please, please help us keep them safe. thank you. >> president chiu:ats thanks. >> my name is barbara marquez, part of the domestic violence community. i am here to implore the board of supervisors to uphold the recommendation of the ethics and remove ross mirkarimi from office. our residents deserve to have a sheriff, someone elected by the people w
SFGTV
Oct 12, 2012 3:30pm PDT
. next speaker2z. ÷ffgood evening. from ross mirkarimi has been suspended with pay after he has not been proven guilty. money from the city has been spent trying to persecute someone that is not guilty. mayor ed lee has communiunion just to -- in his family, by taking away his salary. with how he take care of his family. he has done all this -- mirkarimi be proven guilty. i am asking for -- mirkarimi to be installed right away. i speaker say woman would be afraid to refer domestic violence. the truth is woman who be afraiñ to report domestic violence because -- what happened toc eliana's family because there are a lot of people who -- is not their business4anká like -- please bring --wu'z mirkarimi. thank you so much. >> president chiu: thank you. >> could i have the overhead the overhead. >> supervisor chiu: if you speak into the microphone. >> ms. riserdfú6Ñ said that the language of the charter speaks for itself.ó<1=k the mayor's open brief on page 13 -- >> president chiu: speak into the microphone. here. misconduct is defined as a definition when this is actually charter amend
SFGTV
Oct 11, 2012 6:00am PDT
president. and today, i am here inside the city hall to support ross mirkarimi. ladies and gentlemen, let me ask all of you, include our deputy attorney, when mr. chris daly, he was here, he prove to me and prove to the city that the former mayor gavin newsom -- and alcohol and he have relationship, this is criminal almost. what you talk about criminal, you did, or he did. -- to have discrimination -- ross mirkarimi, and -- to have -- that our president or our mayor wanted to have in our city hall. no puppet. we need people have courage like me to say let ross mirkarimi go to his office now. >> president chiu: thank you. thank you very much. next speaker. >> thank you for the1k<ú priv e privilege -- decency and right action arevbmmoral terms that cn have no legal standing unless -w especially legalized in detail. decency and right0nu action are sufficiently ambiguous to enable the mayor%p9ñe to charge each supervisor, who may oppose his will on thefwt city's budgets ad programs. advisory. it chooses legal rule. no courtyp@áñ standing. therefore, the mayor, inxg4l ug supervisor wá in
FOX
Oct 15, 2012 4:00pm PDT
client did not plan to kill her, but rather acted in the heat of passion. >>> sheriff ross mirkarimi is back on the job full-time after pleading guilty in a domestic violence case. live in san francisco with how day one is going, rob? >> reporter: seven months after his suspension, sheriff ross mirkarimi is back at work but his political problems are far from over. sheriff ross mirkarimi returned to city hall this morning. >> are you ready? >> i am ready. >> reporter: sheriff ross mirkarimi's past is loaded with obstacle. there is talk of a campaign to recall him. >> i always expected that may be the case but to me what is important is moving forward, mending fences and i think we should allow civility to be the crime area objective. >> reporter: i think they should wait until the election to have a recall. mayor ed lee would not discuss it. >> reporter: they have not met since he was suspended and they will have to find a way to work together. they agreed sheriff ross mirkarimi should not supervise any programs with domestic violence while he serves a three year probation. >> we nee
SFGTV
Oct 11, 2012 5:00am PDT
with co-counsel shepherd kopp aregd6t representing sherif ross mirkarimi this afternoon. also with us is paula kiny representing elanea lopez. thank you for this opportunity to tell you exactly why the mayor's discretionary decision to suspend the sheriff was without basis in the law and why you must ultimately reinstate the sheriff. ross mirkarimi campaigned on the power of redemption. he's been a key proponent of restorative justice in this city. but there is no question that on december 31st, 2011, ross mirkarimi made a serious and terrible mistake. and how did he deal with that mistake? he immediately apologized to his wife. he entered into counseling. he apologized to the people of san francisco. he pled guilty to a criminal offense. all of that underscores the responsibility that rossq]j terrible mistake that he made on new year's eve last year. and as a result of that mistake, several months from his wife and son. he was suspended without pay, with no means to provide for hi family. his entire life's work was destroyed almost in an instant. he's beenwácf described by the r an
SFGTV
Oct 9, 2012 7:30pm PDT
support the reinstatement of ross mirkarimi. i think that many people in san francisco understand the differences that this matter brings. eliana lopez is not someone who wanted help, who needed help, who needed the intervention of police departments. she can stand up for herself, every day. and she has a supporting husband who cares for her. she does not need the intervention. that is not for one moment to say that i believe that domestic violence is acceptable, and that is not for one moment ever to criticize the community that protect people who need it. i hopew"v$ that you members of e board of supervisors can be equally brave in-t" defending y rights as a voter to elect representatives who will serve my city. and i hope that you will also own lives when they are competent and powerful to do so.0z-sç @&c @&c"p%thank . >> president chiu: thank you. thank you. nextj[,z speaker. >> good evening, supervisors. and thank you for yourgp8u exceptional attention tonight. this is kind of a historicxb/m session. and thank you. my nameu)2
FOX
Oct 9, 2012 4:30am PDT
or not sheriff ross mirkarimi will keep his job. it stemmed from an incident where sheriff ross mirkarimi grabbed and bruised his wife's' arm. sheriff ross mirkarimi supporters will hold a rally calling for him to be reinstated but last night a group fight being domestic violence rallied to call from his perm knap pool of from office. they will here from the city's attorney and ethics commission. >>> the former penn state assistant coach was accused of offending 10 boys. jerry sandusky is also expected to speak. yesterday he issued an audio statement from jail maintaining his innocence. >> they can take away my life and in my heart i know i did not do these alleged disgusting acts. >> jerry sandusky's case led to the firing of the football coach joe paterno and trials are pending for pnc park state administrators who are accused of lying to a jury. >>> right now estimated damage from weekend vandalism is at $12,000. yesterday they replaced shattered windows and cleaning paint at the oakland tribune and st. haul. people marched downtown to protest the war in afghanistan. no arrests were made. >>>
FOX
Oct 9, 2012 10:00pm PDT
. and right before i came down here it was one in favor of ousting ross mirkarimi, one against. all of this coming after supervisors heard from people and from attorneys on both sides of this case. >> the sheriff's misconduct was really quite serious. >> reporter: sherry kaiser told the supervisors tonight that their decision was easy. and that his guilty plea to misdemeanor. >> to protect victims of domestic violence. >> reporter: but mirkarimi's attorney disagreed and said that the incident had nothing to do with the sheriff. and that the mayor went over his authority when he suspended the sheriff. the legal explanation didn't take long but public comment stretched on for hours tonight. with the sheriff's supporters showing up in force. >> we store what has been stolen from0s -- from ross and the voters that elected him. >> you notice it's about 40 or 50 to one at least in terms of four rosss reinstatement. >> reporter: while outnumbered, antidomestic activists argued that it would be a conflict of interest for mirkarimi to resume his duty. >> i believe that public officials are
KICU
Oct 9, 2012 7:00pm PDT
for suspended sheriff ross mirkarimi. >>> and a decades old spat at a local fairgrounds. >>> good evening it's tuesday october 9, i'm gasia mikaelian. this is bay area news at 7:00. so who says it's all over? just about half an hour ago the san francisco giant's step back from the brink of elimination tonight with a thrilling win over the cincinnati reds in game three of their divisional series. the game went to the 9th inning tied 1-1. buster posey scores from third base. sergio romo came in at the bottom of the tenth and shut down the reds to preserve a 2-2- 1 victory. that reenergized giant's fans many of whom descended to sports bars across the area to watch the game. there's a lot to be hopeful for right now lorane b lanco has the story. >> reporter: just a few fans stuck around to celebrate and have a drink. it's a sill quiet right now but just a little while ago when the giants won there was a fan explosion. giant's fans knew this game was do or die being the best of five scenario. so the atmosphere was very tense. people were literally shaking here at pete's tavern. when t
SFGTV
Oct 10, 2012 4:00am PDT
about this politics. and i'm here because i support ross mirkarimi, and i believe in politics. and if it you really believe in politics, you have to take care of this job tonight because we wasting so much time. it isfój a lot of work outside o do. and also i say for the la casa de las madres how much money you receive every month and if you really care about violence domestic and immigrant people, tell us the truth. because i know a lot of people, they don't call the police, they don't go into those resource, and ask for help. because sometimes they don't give us the help. they just want money. and money is -- everybody just money. and i'm here because i don't have pay. i'm here because i support the rights of the rights for everybody who vote. and i know a lot of places, it's like why are you guys here and talking and they don't say the right things. but i'm angry because every time we speak, every speaker say something, everybody -- and we respect for us. and i would like you guysgñ -- ross mirkarimi on the job right now because it's a lot of work don't do the job. only a
FOX
Oct 9, 2012 6:00am PDT
heading out to the tunnel. let's go back to the desk. >>> the fate of suspended sheriff ross mirkarimi now rests with the board of supervisors. they are expected to vote after months of drama which included an ethics hearing. here is more on what is expected today. tara? >> reporter: well, today board of supervisors will meet and they could decide to subpoena witnesses and we will have to wait and see. the last time sheriff ross mirkarimi and his wife eliana lopez was here at city hall was when they decided to oust sheriff ross mirkarimi and that recommendation was presented to the board. mayor ed lee suspended him without pay after he pled guilty. it stemmed from an incident with his wife who suffered a bruised arm as a result. it is one of city's more liberal supervisors and some say they want him out. they say it is simply a conflict of the interest. the mayor said that public officials need to be held to a higher standard. now the mayor, may have his own problems to deal with. they say ed lee purge engineered him is -- purge jordan perjuried himself and they say he is seeking his remov
SFGTV
Oct 9, 2012 6:00pm PDT
, there aren't any wns you can zoint us can do. i called ross mirkarimi and within minutes i heard back from the police leadership saying they were going to do something and within short order i was looking at mug books and they were pursuing the case. that only happened because ross mirkarimi was responsivebiyç to public safety issues. he will continue to be responsive as a sheriff if we reinstate him and i encourage what is politically expedient. thank you so much. >> president chiu: thank you. next speaker. hill. this is a difficult issue, obviously. i think what -órkñ it difficult is that in many ways this is not a legal proceeding, this is not a court of law.q9j)Ñ if there's any parallel, it's probably an impeachment president bill clinton. i think most of the people in this rg÷yñ and most of you would agree we saw how that process was terribly abused because ofh0 where a personal -- a repugnant was suddenly put into the national limelight and made into something that basicallye"o kidnapped the entire country. i think in some ways this is what's going on here. i'll tell you why.
KICU
Oct 9, 2012 11:30pm PDT
, mirkarimi has been part of the spectacle. >> reporter: ross mirkarimi arrived with wife eliana and son theo announcing they had just come from an outing to a pumpkin patch. a sheriff car clutched in his son's hand. >> he did not do the things he's accused of in these trumped up charges. >> reporter: in the early hours of testimony, overflow rooms were set up for spectators to watch the proceedings. and hundreds of people lined up to speak, most taking mirkarimi's side. >> i don't think it should be influenced one way or the other. >> reporter: the supervisors he says shouldn't be swayed by public opinion. >> reporter: just the facts. >> we all should be held to a higher standard, no question. i've never shied away from that but it should not be unevenly applied. >> reporter: major lee tonight strayed from city hall to open the city's new target store as the testimony churned on. >> i know i made the right decision. >> reporter: still firm on firing the sheriff, lee says he hasn't counted heads and doesn't know if he has the votes among the supervisors. >> i refrain from doing that because i
SFGTV
Oct 11, 2012 9:00am PDT
and everyone in this room, even if we disagree. i'm here to ask you to please reinstate ross mirkarimi as sheriff. thank you for taking public comment. it is now 7:45. this has been a long day and evening. i appreciate your -- to reinstate ross especially from pressure from mayor ed lee, the -- office and others. what would the late harvey milk say about the bullying, the precedent 1.5 million in legal expenses, the editorials by the san francisco chronicle. i think harvey milk would vote to reinstate ross?v1( mirkarimi and george masconi would never conduct ak5ss witch hunt against a former highly -- supervisor. when did an arm grab become an assault. there's big money behind thejíh( removal of mirkarimi. namely the realtors associationh).hp &c"p% and banks that have a vested interest in carrying out massyç
FOX
Oct 9, 2012 5:00am PDT
for suspended sheriff ross mirkarimi. let's go to supervisors where they will finally decide his fate, tara? >> reporter: they are going to meet and take public comment and hopefully come up with a decision, hopefully there are no more delays in this process which has lasted almost a year. as you may remember, the ethics commission voted to oust sheriff ross mirkarimi. he showed up in hand with his wife eliana lopez who had flown in to be by his side. sheriff ross mirkarimi pled guilty to a false imprisonment charge. now sheriff ross mirkarimi was elected sheriff in november after serving as one of the more liberal supervise hers. advocates want sheriff ross mirkarimi out and that him overseeing the jails and domestic violence is simply a conflict of interest. officials need to be held to a higher standard and some say it is a witch hunt and they are staging a rally here and it would take nine of the 11 supervisors in order to remove him from office. i am tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> two people were found shot to death inside a car in west oakland just before 10:00 last n
PBS
Oct 12, 2012 7:30pm PDT
continues over san francisco sheriff ross mirkarimi's future even after he's reinstated by the board of supervisors. >>> plus writer lynn povich and her husband, steve shepard on journalism's transition to the digital age, coming up next. >>> good evening. i'm belva davis and welcome to this week in northern california. joining me on our news panel tonight are barbara taylor, kcbs city hall reporter and scott shafer, host of the california report on kqed public radio. and carla marinucci, san francisco chronicle senior political writer. carla, there is so much going on in politics today. let's start with the vice presidential debate. people said they wanted action. what did they get? >> that's right. you could almost hear the cheers coming out of san francisco, the bars and so forth as it was going on this week. a slugfest, a political slugfest. this is what the democrats wanted to see. if joe biden had one job at this event, it was to pump up the base. he did that job this week after obama's disappointing debate. and we saw obama here this week. this was a very busy week in politics
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